To make every child educated at Klaipėda Lyceum a person eager to know, able to create, and distinguished by achievements.
Klaipėda Lyceum has gathered the best teachers, who seek to constantly improve their qualification, paying attention to the challenges today’s schools are met with.
Self-sufficiency. We believe that every child’s intellectual growth starts with the ability to find their own solutions, to have their own opinions, to listen to others and to seek consensus.
Diligence. The future begins now. In developing the leaders of tomorrow, we need to foster the right attitude that achieving the best results requires a sustained and long-term effort and commitment.
Friendliness. Children need to understand and feel early on that they will always achieve more in life by acting together with others, and that everyone’s contribution will be strengthened if friendly, respectful and ethical cooperative relationships are fostered.
Citizenship. Commitment and caring for others is the key to success. If children learn early on to treat others as they would like to be treated themselves, they will develop a responsible attitude towards the consequences of their actions – the basis of citizenship.
Primary and secondary education in Klaipėda Lyceum is organised in accordance with the primary education programme of Lithuanian General Education Schools.
Advanced training. All grades of the Klaipėda Lyceum offer enhanced teaching in mathematics, natural sciences and English.
The bilingual education programme is implemented from Grade 5.
Before and after classes – homework preparation, subject consultations, scientific research activities, various academic, artistic and sports activities, studies, educational projects, school events, excursions.
A wide range of extracurricular activities contribute to the comprehensive development of each pupil and bring out the strengths and talents of each learner.
Curricula for grades 5–8
Learners can additionally choose:
From grade 9 (Gymnasium I) learners can choose the following education programmes in the field of science:
Also, all learners are offered to choose advanced programmes of various subjects (mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, geography, history, art, music, etc.) and to study various foreign languages (English, German, French, Russian, Spanish, Italian, etc.).
We continue the implementation of the Leadership and Career Development Programme.
International Baccalaureate Programme
Grade 6–10 (IB MYP). Starting from the 2021–2022 academic year, the International Baccalaureate Programme for 6-10th Grade Learners (IB MYP) was launched in Klaipėda Lyceum. Teaching under this programme will take place in Lithuanian and English using the bilingual education methodology. Priority for this programme is given to learners who have completed bilingual education in primary school and Grade 5.
Grades 9–10 (preparatory classes). From year 9 or, subject to availability, from year 10 onwards, learners can choose to study the International Baccalaureate (IB) Preparatory grades programme. Training is available in Lithuanian and English. Learners study the philosophy of the International Baccalaureate programme, the learning methods and the reporting procedure.
Grade 11–12 (IB DP). From Grade 11 onwards, learners can continue their studies in the International Baccalaureate (IB DP) programme. The teaching (learning) under this programme runs for two years (Grades 11–12). After completing the IB DP programme and passing 6 international level exams, learners are awarded the globally recognised and highly regarded IB DP Diploma in International Education. This education is a great opportunity to continue your studies at the world’s top universities.
Research activities in school
From the first year of grammar school, Klaipėda Lyceum learners have the opportunity to choose an additional curriculum (biomedical, engineering, social sciences and arts) according to the field of science they are interested in, thus deepening their knowledge and improving their skills. To deepen the knowledge of the chosen field of science, learners are assisted by learners’ research activities organised in Klaipėda Lyceum, which became an integral part of the entire teaching (learning) process at Klaipėda Lyceum.
Scientific research activities organised in Klaipėda Lyceum promote learners’ cognitive activity, develop intellectual creativity, help each learner to find his or her area of interest as early as possible and to pursue personal goals in a targeted manner. At the beginning of the academic year, after choosing a topic and a supervisor for their research work, grammar school learners spend the whole school year studying scientific literature, carrying out research and preparing their final theses. Research work in the school is developed by all learners of the gymnasium stage. This work continues throughout the school year. The work of the learners is led by the teachers of the school chosen by the learners themselves, and advised by Klaipėda University scientists. Graduation papers are presented by learners at the traditional Klaipeda Lyceum learners’ research conference “I AM LOOKING. ANALYSING. THINKING”. This conference has become a nice tradition of science celebration, which embodies the passion for knowledge, the creative pursuit, the work, the responsibility, the joy of creation and discovery.
At Klaipėda Lyceum, the consensus is that all learners have equal opportunities to succeed, and this is one of the keys to successful teaching (learning). It is important to assess the potential of all learners and help them to discover it. Improving learners’ achievement is supported by the development of learning support. Effective support is provided in the classroom by making immediate adjustments to the learner’s teaching (learning), by optimising learning methods, by adapting individual learning tasks, and by adopting different working methodologies. If the teacher notices learning difficulties, he/she recommends targeted group tutoring or an individual teaching (learning) plan.
Career counselling and career development sessions are systematically organised according to learners’ individual needs. Personality development is also strongly influenced by the highly developed non-formal education activities, which are an integral part of education and are targeted at the development of general competences and the formation of a successful personality. At Klaipėda Lyceum, learners have a choice of information technologies, languages, technical creativity, nature and ecology, citizenship, sports and arts, tourism and other activities:
The school systematically holds meetings with parents. Parents’ days, individual interviews and psychological counselling to analyse and assess each learner’s progress, achievements and expectations, to envisage the next steps for success, and to build a culture of trust.
Every year, the school elects a learner president and a senate made up of learner representatives from different grades. It is a creative, proactive team, actively involved in the organisation of education, representing the interests of the learners, and striving to make life more interesting and enjoyable for the learners.
Klaipėda Lyceum learners and teachers have been participating in international projects and exchange programmes for many years. Many countries have been visited – Austria, Italy, Germany, Finland, France, Spain, Turkey, Portugal, etc. The benefits of such projects are immense: Learners improve their foreign language skills, get to know the cultures of different countries, develop their creativity and social-emotional competences through a wide range of integrated art, engineering, social and sports activities, and educators actively adopt and bring the experience of the best European schools to Klaipėda Lyceum.
International learner exchange programmes help learn languages live, by getting to know the culture of the language environment. On the initiative of Klaipėda Lyceum managers and foreign language teachers, there are exchanges and cooperation between learners and teachers with the best science lyceum in southern Italy – Termini Imerese Nicolo Palmeri in Sicily, the renowned Lycee de Paris in France, the Lapenranta Lyceum in Finland, the English St. Edmunds Private College, Hallfield and King Edvards Private Schools.
Participating in international EU projects is a great opportunity to develop not only for learners, but also for teachers. An EU project such as Modernisation of the Teaching Process – a Vital Factor for a Modern European School gave the opportunity to improve the professional competences of as many as 18 teachers of various subjects working in grades 1-12 of Klaipėda Lyceum. Klaipėda Lyceum managers and teachers also carried out monitoring visits to the best schools in Europe. Whereas the training in European countries is conducted in English, the teachers of the Lyceum are also improving their English language skills along with methodological knowledge. This is particularly important for Klaipėda Lyceum teachers who, in addition to the state general education programme, also run the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme, which is taught in English. All the teachers of Klaipėda Lyceum, who are ready to work in the IB programme, have participated in 31 professional development courses in different European countries, attended intensive English language training courses in Lithuania and abroad, and received certificates confirming their qualification to deliver the International Baccalaureate programme. In addition, almost all teachers participated in monitoring visits to foreign schools where the programme is successfully implemented, and learnt about the educational practices of schools running IB programmes. Teachers have gained experience in Finland, England, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Poland, France, Belgium, etc.
Cooperation with schools running the International Baccalaureate programme in Finland, France and England has been ongoing to date.
The school serves only fresh and varied food. We pay particular attention to product combination.
Children with allergies, intolerance to certain foods, or families with a different eating philosophy are offered a separate food plan.
Klaipėda Lyceum organises distance education for children of Lithuanian expatriates and mixed families living abroad according to the curricula of Lithuanian general education schools. Distance learners in primary and basic education are issued with a certificate of completion of the primary or basic education class, or a certificate of completion of the primary or basic education stages after the completion of the whole stage of education.
Klaipėda Lyceum also organises distance learning for individual subjects (mathematics, Lithuanian, etc.). Such teaching is needed for children who attend local schools abroad but plan to return to Lithuania in the future and attend a Lithuanian school.
The education is organised in accordance with the individual needs of the child’s education(s), by drawing up an individual education(s) plan. Lessons take place in accordance with the schedule agreed in advance. When the learner’s family visits Lithuania, the learner is given the opportunity to participate in the lessons organised at the Klaipėda Lyceum through direct contact with the teacher.
Learners are provided with textbooks, exercise books and other learning tools.